By: Dividend Sensei
The 2022 bear market has many income investors nervous, especially given the rising recession risk for 2023 and 2024.
The world’s safest dividend blue-chips have the balance sheets and business models to keep growing their payouts no matter what the economy does.
Today these blue-chips are 10 of the safest dividend stocks on earth, with 100% safety scores.
This means approximately a 1% average risk of a dividend cut even in the most severe recession.
They are 11% undervalued, yield 1.9%, and analysts expect 15.9% long-term returns, similar to the 17.6% they’ve delivered over the last 14 years.
In fact, just a handful of low-cost ETFs can turn these ultra-safe dividend blue-chips into an Ultra SWAN recession-optimized retirement portfolio that can potentially help the typical retired couple
- deliver over $5 million more inflation-adjusted wealth over 30 years than a 60/40 retirement portfolio
- turn $510K in average retirement savings into almost $7 million inflation-adjusted wealth after 30 years more than a 60/40 retirement portfolio
- fell just 22% during the Great Recession vs 31% for a 60/40 and 51% for the S&P 500
- fell just 7% in the Pandemic crash in March 2020 vs 12% 60/40 and 20% S&P 500